Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Shaker Christmas -- for The Cutting Cafe

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm so glad it's the weekend!  I pack way too much into my weeks in December, so a day off is just what I need today.
This time, at The Cutting Cafe, the design team is showcasing shaker cards -- lots of Christmas shapes and Christmas words -- all shakers. 
Here's my shaker creation...

I had so much fun creating this Christmas Shape Shaker Card, found, of course, in The Cutting Cafe store.  Do you remember the ghost shaker card I made at Halloween for the blind lady in the nursing home where I work?  Well, she STILL shows that to every new person who enters her room.  So, guess who's getting this card?  I filled it with heart shaped confetti, because, not only will she be able to hear them when she shakes it, but she'll hear what's in it over and over, when she shows it to people.  And, she'll just know the card is filled with love!
I used Echo Park Home For the Holidays 12x12 papers on this shaker card (did I mention there are 8 Christmas shaped shaker cards in the set?).  The heart shaped sequins are from Bella Creationz.  The snowflake on top of the tree is cut with a die from Cheery Lynn.  The classy deer is a Sweet Cuts die.  I think the lady at the nursing home will enjoy that deer, too.  She used to have apple trees in her yard, and tells stories of the deer eating apples off her trees.  She likes deer, so I had to add this elegant deer to her card.
Don't forget to check out The Cutting Cafe blog on Dec. 7 to see all the great shaker cards.  Leave a comment and you could win 3 sets of your choice.  Yeah!
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Dec Linky Party
D.L. Art -- any winter holiday
Hiding in My Craft Room -- Christmas Colors


  1. i am busting at the seems with delight, this is the cutest darn tree ever

  2. i am busting at the seems with delight, this is the cutest darn tree ever

  3. You almost had me in tears with that story. That's the sweetest thing ever and what a delight to think she'll have two of your cards in her room that she can hear each time. I think that's just about the nicest and thoughtful thing. Aside from the fact that your tree is GORGEOUS and adding that deer is a terrific touch!
    Lisa x

  4. oh that is sweet!!!!! You are a genuine person, Julie. To make a card that she can 'hear' is so touching! That card is so sweet!

  5. Oh my gosh, you are seriously the sweetest person ever. I too, am almost in tears over your story. That's what this season is all about...putting smiles on peoples face. Which I'm, sure you will have done once you give this to her. I love the deer and the story behind that too. Before my dad passed he was super sick and couldn't get out much. There was a doe with 2 babies that came into his yard to rest every day. He loved watching those deer from his window. And now I am crying...I hadn't thought about that since he passed (2 years ago) You're card is beautiful Julie.

  6. Julie this is so so sweet!! Love the reindeer too :) I'm sure she will love it !!

  7. You are one of the most thoughtful people I know. I'm sure your little lady at the nursing home will treasure this. I can imagine how happy it must make you to give so many people something to smile about. This is beautiful...and yes, I recognize that it!

  8. so cute , very good idea
    Thanks for playing with Sister act card challenge blog Fanny (SAAC DT)

  9. Beautiful card, wonderful tree and great shaker. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  10. Beautiful shaker card. I'm sure that the lady will feel all the love you put into this card. All the details you added with her in mind make it extra special.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations